AZRD Season 12 — June Doubleheader!

June is already upon us! Join us for our next doubleheader of season 12 on Saturday, June 13th. The first bout will be the Gaudylupes versus the Brawlarinas. Both teams have been training hard; who will come out on top? So far, the Gaudylupes have the winning record, but past scores have been incredibly close and it's anyone's game! After a ... More

Season 12: May Home Brew Mash-Up Doubleheader

Our May 9th double header is fast approaching and this time we're mashing it up in delicious style. The first game will be the Pretty Brutal Rollers versus the Miller High Wives. Both teams will feature a mix of City-level skaters, from both the Gaudylupes and Brawlarinas, all mashed up for a night of derby fun! The second game will be a ... More

Annual Drag Show Fundraiser — Derby Does Drag! at Kobalt

It's that time once again to dust off your lip syncing skills and dance moves for our annual drag show fundraiser! Come on out Saturday, May 16th, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and watch as our ladies perform in drag to raise money for our league. Help keep Arizona Roller Derby going strong and solid for many years to come! In addition to the ... More

Season 12 — April 18th Double Header!

Come join us on April 18th at 6:00 PM for our next double header. We've got another exciting night of roller derby that you will NOT want to miss! First up, the Brawlarinas will seek revenge against the Gaudylupes. Both teams have been working hard to prepare for their next game. It was a really close score last time they clashed in Februa... More

AZRD Brings Roller Derby Demonstration to the Queen Creek Library

Arizona Roller Derby is hosting a demo mash-up bout, Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00 pm at the Queen Creek Branch Library! 21802 South Ellsworth Rd. Queen Creek, AZ ‎85242 The theme of the bout will be HEROES vs. VILLIANS. Teams will be a mash-up of AZRD skaters at all levels. There will be Q & A with the derby girls along with a ... More

Season 12, Game 2 — February 21

AZRD is going strong in our 12th season! Watch our city teams, the Gaudylupes and Brawlarinas, battle it out, then witness the debut of our brand new State level team, the Skate Riot Project, as they go up against the Surly Gurlies, undefeated in Season 11 and maintaining so far in Season 12. Doors open at 6:00 PM, bout starts at 6:30 ... More

Season 12 Opener: January 31st — AZRD v. TRD

AZRD is going into our 12th season and we're starting off strong right out of the gate. Saturday, January 31st, we'll be hosting Tucson Roller Derby's Copper Queens and the Vice Squad at our brand new bouting facility in central Phoenix, SpoFit. In addition to a new facility, come see the many new faces who've worked hard to compete at the ... More

Get Ready for Season 12!

We hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday season! We also hope that you're all ready for Arizona Roller Derby's 12th Season! You know we are! We've got exciting news and big plans for 2015, y'all, and we're stoked to share it all with you, our fans! Everyone remembers the Tent City Terrors and their skyrocket of a Cinderella story ... More

September 20th Home Bout Canceled!

Due to storm damage sustained at our bout venue this week, our home game scheduled for Saturday, September 20, has been canceled. We are working to reschedule the beer-themed "Home Brew Mash-up" and will post details as soon as they are available. A little rain won't hold us down. Sept. 19–21 watch our national travel team, the Tent City ... More

Featured Skater – September 2014: Kitch #22

Get to know one of the Tent City Terrors' newest skaters, Kitch, below. She is wonderfully, hilariously awesome!
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Explain the inspiration/story behind your name.

I have a really close family and really love my last name so I knew I wanted something that used my family name. I started my derby life as Kitch Slap and number D20 to represent my nerdy side. After being drafted to the Bad News Beaters I wanted to shorten my name but still have it mean something to me. Aside from loving the book Catch 22 I decided on Kitch 22 after reading the autobiography of Christopher Hitchens titled Hitch 22. BTW, if you have ever served in the military or worked a government job please read Catch 22, you will never stop laughing.

Do you have a pre-bout ritual?

No, I am not one for superstitions or traditions; I just like to play around before a bout to keep everyone in good spirits. I love double entendres, twerking while I stretch, and making others laugh. For some reason I still get a touch of intestinal stage fright (if you catch my drift) before every bout.

What do you think about when you’re lacing up your skates for a big bout?

I like to keep it light hearted and happy. Usually I am thinking about what I want to eat at the afterparty. Are my thighs going to rub together too much in these fishnets? What if we all needed to breathe helium instead of oxygen to live? That would be a silly planet. What author has the best chance of taking Ernest Hemmingway in a fight? If there is life on another planet and they come here how can I get them to invest their space dollars in roller derby and spurn all other sports. Also every derby girls favorite thought excise; I just won the lottery let’s create my dream derby arena in my head. ... More